Events

Activities for All Ages

Whether you’re a local resident or planning for an upcoming vacation, never miss out on the fun events in Clear Lake, Iowa! Enjoy fun all year long, from 5K races and car shows to the Color the Wind kite festival, 4th of July festival, Harvest Festival, Thursdays on Main, Christmas by the Lake, and more.

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Events You’ll Only Find in Clear Lake

The residents and visitors enjoy the unique events found in Clear Lake. Click on an event below to learn more about all the excitement and fun you’ll experience. Come celebrate with us!

Featured Events

In Clear Lake, there are all kinds of events to enjoy throughout the year. Check out Color the Wind, which is known as the Midwest’s largest and most colorful winter kite festival. Celebrate the 4th of July with our large festival, parade, craft show, and fireworks display. Enjoy everything Clear Lake’s Main Avenue during Thursdays on Main in the summer or at the annual fall Harvest Festival. Immerse yourself in holiday traditions with Christmas by the Lake. There are also other fun things to do throughout the year, like 5K races, car shows, live music, and so much more.

Color the Wind Kites in the Sky

Color the Wind

February 15, 2025

Earth Day Green Expo

Earth Day

April 17 - 19, 2025

Clear Lake Triathlon Swimmers in Water

TRI Clear Lake

May 24, 2025

Thursdays on Main photo of the crowd on Main Avenue

Thursdays on Main

Starting May 30, 2024

Clear Lake's 4th of July Fireworks

4th of July

July 3-7, 2024

Harvest Festival Grape Stomp Teams

Harvest Festival

October 5, 2024

Christmas by the Lake lighted parade down Main Avenue

Christmas by the Lake

December 7, 2024

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